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Free, unrestrained and unhindered.

Epictetus wrote in the Enchiridion, “The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.” We control our own actions, words, opinions, what we like, what we don’t like, and what we want. If we stick to what we control, he suggests, we are free of restraint. It is when we try to influence the things outside our control that we are trapped. It’s good advice. The difficulty is figuring out what we can control. That’s been on my mind a lot. There’s a lot I don’t like happening, but what can I control? I can choose despair or resistance, that’s up to me. I need to focus on what I can do, not what I wish would happen. So even though I feel like kicking more than an exercise bag, I will instead focus my mind and my heart on resisting despair.
This month’s Collabor88 theme is Chic Gym and Purple Poses sure delivered a one-two-kick-punch salvo with their SportTime pose props. I am using the single poses.… Read the rest“the things in our control are by nature free, unhindered, and unobstructed"



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January 2017
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  Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Catya v1.05 Head/Skin Applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Michelle* EUROPEAN Eyes: .ARISE. Beena Eyes / Cloud Catwa Applier @ The Chapter Four Eyelashes: .euphoric ~ Eyeshadow&Lashes  Eftandise Series ~[Catwa] Beauty Mark: DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE Piercings: [CX] Bento Piercing Labret – Silver ( Catwa ) @ The Seasons Story
[CX] Bento Piercing Medusa – Silver ( Catwa ) @ The Seasons Story
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites – Silver ( Catwa ) @ The Seasons Story Hair&Beret: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Jo @ The Seasons Story Sweater&cardigan: :: MOMOCHUU :: The Season – knit Outfit [Pastel]MT Ultra Rare @ The Seasons Story Leggings: Blueberry – Minerva Joggers – Maitreya @ Collabor88 Sneakers: Baiastice_Starlight Sneakers-Glitter Silver-Maitreya @ Collabor88 Poses: XXY – Dawn time Pack @ The Chapter Four Background Set: Trompe Loeil – Camden Cove @ Collabor88
ionic : Northern Life @ The Chapter Four    
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Winter Home 2017

        I realize Christmas is over, lol. We celebrated our SL Christmas late this year because I was out of town. So I did not get a chance to take pictures of our house. I last blogged my sim when I did it for fall, Here. I have since winterized my house and decorated it for Christmas and so I wanted to show it before I took down all my decor. 

House: barnesworth anubis byers cottage

Christmas Decorations:
Botanical - Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree
Variety of Ornaments from: Mori, Bee Designs, Fancy Decor, Schadenfreude, No Concept, Doe, Petite Mason, Disorderly, Oleander, Kalopsia, DRD. 
Trompe Loeil: Lots of current and previous Advent Calendar decorations
Alouette: previous Arcade decor sets
Mutresse - Festive - Garden Lady Gnomes - RARE
[ Organica ] Spruce Garland, straight  (green)(lit)
Trompe Loeil - Birch Branch Candleholder
Tarte- blinking lights
Pixel Mode Stocking - Red
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Time to Hit the Gym at Collabor88!

Roll out your yoga mats, put on your sneakers, turn the music up loud, and get ready to hit the gym with this round’s theme of Collabor88 which is Chic Gym! Here you will find a multitude of outfits and décor that will suit your workout needs in a range of pastel colors that keep you stylish, plus more. This round will end on February 6th. Ginger <3 xoxo Teleport to Collabor88 MIA: Emery, Kalopsia, Moon Amore, Pure Poison, Schadenfreude < ——–CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY!——– > Note: Any store listed as MIA either (1) did not have exclusive items clearly marked and/or able to be purchased, (2) was not completely set up; or (3) was absent at the event opening time of 12am SLT on January 8th, 2017. We try to cover any changes or additions after the time of designer set up, however due to other commitments, we are often unable to do so. Thank you for your understanding! ♥

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Post #1042 GizzA

Hair: -FABIA- Mesh Hair   | Men Only Monthly Coat: GizzA – Cozy Layered Coat [Green] | NEW Watch: GUTCHI – Watch WaterMaster 290Z | Cosmopolitan Jeans: Kauna – Boot Jeans: Blue Boots: Kauna – 4Mat Boots Wall Art: Trompe Loeil – Reindeer Cutout Wall Art Winter Tray: Serenity Style– Warm Winter Tray | Deco(c)rate Lantern: […]

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Happy New Year with FaMESHed!

Holy smokes where did the time go?! It’s a brand new year! I’m super excited for what this year will bring, (and you should be too) especially with FaMESHed here to start us off with a bang! Come have a look for yourself and Happy New Year! Ginger <3 xoxo Teleport to FaMESHed MIA: Deadwool, Glam Affair, Gos Boutique, Nyu, Phedora, Pixel Mode, Valentina E. < ——–CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY!——– >  

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Leather and Lace at Uber!

Uber knows what you really want to unwrap this holiday season!   Forget the sugar and everything nice, this leather and lace extravaganza is bringing ALL the spice!   This round ends on January 23rd, so move fast or you’ll miss the festivities! Connie & Eden MIA: Elua, Valekoer Teleport to Uber <——–CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY——–>

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 ○•○WHAT I'M WEARING○•○Hair: Vanity Hair - Suite in G Major
Makeup: Izzie's - Silver Glitter Make -Up

Top:  Epoch - Wednesday Sweater @ Suicide Dollz
Jeans: Epoch - Dingy Leggings
Boots: Moda - Meghan Winter Boots
NailsAstralia - Regina Nails::On Alex::
Sweater: Kalback - Casual Sweater_Pattern 2
Jeans: Kalback - Original Jeans_Dark
Shoes: Kokoia - Slam Dunk
Hair: Z:E:N - Lenester @ Mens only Monthly

Fire Place&: Eckle - Calderon Vintage Fireplace
Skis: Trompe Loeil - Crossed Skis Wall Hanging
News Paper: Zerkalo - Beginning of the Day - Newspapers
Pose: Focus - Baby, It's Cold Outside @ Cosmopolitan

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Can We Go Back In Now?

Credits Izzie: coat & sweater: Mutresse - Tita Coat (@ Collabor88) leggings: Izzie's - Nordic Leggings (for FLF) shoes: REIGN - Nordic Boots hair: Wasabi Pills - Deirdre Mesh Hair (@ Collabor88) winter breath: JOJO - Winter Breath head: Catwa - Catya  skin: Izzie's - Cora Skin (@ Uber) winter blush: Izzie's - Winter Blush Gift (on MP) hands: Vista - Bento Prohands pose: Sari-Sari - FP01 Bento
Credits Other: dog: Mutresse - Dalmatian Puppies (@ The Arcade) snowman: Izzie's - Snow Covered Snowmen (now 50% off on Marketplace until December 25) snow covered trees: Soy - Snow Covered Woods (@ Collabor88) snow covered fence: Izzie's - Snow Covered Fence house: Trompe Loeil - Noelle Cottage (@ Collabor88)

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Dance with the Sugar Plum Faries at Collabor88!

Collabor88 has released the Sugar Plum Faries all over this round!  Though January 6th, wintery visions dance around with your favorite designers and they once again fulfill all your expectations and more.  Step into a world of enchantment this round of Collabor88! ღCherrie Teleport to Collabor88 MIA: Lamb, Marukin, MishMish, Monso, Ufo < ——–CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY!——– >

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Post #1031 ARCADE

Tree: Trompe Loeil – Curly Cutout Tree Umbrella Rack: DRD – AE – Train Car – Umbrella Rack .23 | The Arcade Gacha Baggage: DRD – AE – Train Car – Baggage – Wendy’s Things .27 | The Arcade Gacha Telescope: Twilight – Romantic Telescope | Draftsman Art: Kalopsia – Gabriel’s Planks Art – Holy | The Arcade […]

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Hello Cold Weather

December is here and that means Christmas! and The Arcade! and it is up for debate which is more exciting. It’s so easy to go the red and green route for the holidays, but I resisted, buoyed by the gorgeous Camellia lights from {anc} over in the corner. I went for pinks and turquoises, think Miami meets Idaho. I liberally used the edit menu to tint my furnishings just a bit and even retexture a few things such as the runner on the side table. I know it’s a blend of modern and traditional that should clash, but it doesn’t. I think of Simon de Pury when I decorate, “Be bold, be brave, be amazing.” Why not mix modern settees with traditional cupboards and folk art and deco end tables? If you can make harmony of contradiction, then it’s not just bold, it is amazing. Speaking of amazing, I love the Bauwerk Dall, a carved deer with exaggerated legs and a sleek, minimalist form. I placed several deer statues in the house, they are such beautiful animals.… Read the restHello Cold Days

It’s Getting Chilly at FaMESHed!

Brrrrr!! It’s getting chilly outside, and FaMESHed can tell! This amazing round features both items that reflect the weather getting colder plus clothing to keep you warm and hair and a whole lot more! Ginger <3 xoxo Teleport to FaMESHed MIA: Gabriel, Gos Boutique, The Loft < ——–CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY!——– >

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Post #1030 Tannenbaum

Bottles [ kunst ] – Merlot 2012 bottles. (x3) .14 | Shiny Shabby Beer Crate: Onedecor ::Antique Wooden Beer Crate | Draftsman Nov 20-Jan 17th Beer Barrel: Onedecor :: Wooden Wine/Beer Barrel | Draftsman Nov 20-Jan 17th Wine: Onedecor.::Red Wine Bottle Decor | Draftsman Nov 20-Jan 17th Hanging Lights: C L A Vv. Hanging Lights in Jars RARE | Arcade Gacha / […]

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First Snow

Credits Izzie: coat, sweater, bag & hands: B.C.C - Baby Love - Coats & Sweaters RARE (@ The Arcade) pants: ISON - Moto Jogger (@ Collabor88) boots: ANE - Classic Boots (@ Uber) hair: Exile - First Frost (@ The Arcade) head: Catwa - Catya  skin: Izzie's - Cora Skin (@ Uber) cat companion: Birdy - Cabaret - Princess Puss (@ The Arcade)   Credits Other: house: Hive - Holly's Home RARE (@ The Arcade) reindeer: Trompe Loeil - Carved Reindeer (@ The Arcade) sleigh: Trompe Loeil - Rustic Sleigh With Presents (@ The Arcade) snowman: Hive - Snowman Pail (@ The Arcade) wreath: Ariskea - Winter in Canada - Green Wreath (@ The Arcade) shovel: Floorplan - Vintage Shovel
location: Izzie's

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if only a heart could be as white as snow

Oh that Blueberry. Her release for Arcade Gacha is so magical that I can't imagine taking an image that would truly justify it. Each detail you see on that dress is a separate mesh piece. Separate mesh piece. Yes. The jacket that is also in the set - gorgeous. Sigh. I can't get enough.

Hat and hair is from Exile and also for Arcade Gacha. Super cute and perfect for winter!

The house is from Trompe Loeil at Collabor88 and I adore it. Right amount of room for a perfect little cabin in the mountains. Things on the porch are from Trompe Loeil set at Arcade Gacha, and also part of the set from Cheeky Pea for N21.

Sophia Harlow

#10 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya - Coat *Angel* - NEW - Coming soon to Arcade Gacha
#21 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya - Panties *Angel*- NEW - Coming soon to Arcade Gacha
#7 Blueberry / Show Time / Maitreya - Dress *Angel* - NEW - Coming soon to Arcade Gacha
(Yummy) Stardust Necklace - Gold - NEW @ Collabor88
Glam Affair - Giusy - Catwa Mesh Head Applier   - NEW @ Collabor88
CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.03 
e.marie // NAILS 
Exile:: Snow Fall - NEW - Coming soon to Arcade Gacha
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.5 
N-core SKATES "Fatpack" for Maitreya Lara 
Trompe Loeil - Reiley A-Frame Cabin White + Stringlights- NEW @ Collabor88
Trompe Loeil - Outdoor Metal Lantern- NEW - Coming soon to Arcade Gacha
Trompe Loeil - Rustic Sleigh With Presents- NEW - Coming soon to Arcade Gacha
Trompe Loeil - Crossed Skis Wall Hanging- NEW - Coming soon (Read more...)

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Baking Pies

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US so it's time to bake those pies. There is only so much room in the oven with the big ol' turkey in there. So today Livy and I went on a pie baking mission at my house while her mom cleaned theirs. First up was making the crust. This is not as fun as I had thought. In fact it took me more than one try to get the crust right. I am new at this crust from scratch thing. I did have quite the adorable helper.

After baking the pies we needed for tomorrow we decided to use the leftover crust dough and filling to make little hand pies. I should have known not to turn my back on a little trouble maker...

That little Thanksgiving turkey stole one of the mini pies and tried to run away from me! Oh well her mom will have to deal with a messy sugar monster tonight and not me. I am such a loving sister!

I woreSweater: -Pixicat- Cozy.Sweater - Cold Jeans: -tres blah- Grace Cropped Jeans  - CreamHair: Exile:: Rare Bird (at Collabor88)Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.5Head: CATWA HEAD Candy V4.9Head Applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* - "Face Tulip" Mixedtype
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes  - Field
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That Look

Credits Sam: suit: Kauna - Novus Suit (@ Ultra) head: Catwa - Justin skin: Clef de Peau - Andre hair: Tram - MF912 hair   Credits Izzie: sweater & skirt: Atomic - Tinsel Party (@ N21) hair: Truth - Ginger head: Catwa - Catya skin: Izzie's - Cora (soon @ Uber)
house: Trompe Loeil - Reiley A-Frame Cabin (@ Collabor88) pose: RK Poses - That Look

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Taking over the man cave!

*Alice Project* Juliet [L] – * @Uber *
-Belleza- Freya V2.01
.:villena:. – (Belleza F) Crop Top 4in1 – White * @Uber *
Amala – The Heart Nose Stud
IKON Charm Eyes – Moor
WHITE – Solange – Thong Panty – BFreya
[Fetch] Bow Collar
^^Swallow^^ Ears Silence BLACK
Vanity Poses – Stems 5A
Trompe Loeil – Shipping Crate Studio Wood 
..::THOR::.. Man Cave Rules Sign * Nov SwagBag *
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Mancave Lounger * Nov SwagBag *
..::THOR::.. Semi-Acoustic Guitar (Juke) * Nov SwagBag *
<kalback> Mancave Mancave Rug * Nov SwagBag *
..::THOR::.. Taxi Driver Poster * Nov SwagBag *
..::THOR::.. Bullitt Poster * Nov SwagBag *
Soy. Aged Leather Couch [black]
:BAMSE: Hunter – Wall Rack * Nov SwagBag *

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Unleash the Creatures of the Night at Collabor88!

  Do you feel a little cheated out of a Halloween? Still have that dark and enchanting feeling about yourself? This round of Collabor88 has a theme that will keep you on your toes with Night Creatures. Fantasy meets science fiction to bring the creatures out of the shadows.. You will for sure find a fantastic outfit and new décor for your place that will fit the mood. This round closes on December 6th. Ginger <3 xoxo Teleport to Collabor88 MIA: Consignment, Emery, Half-Deer, Milk Motion, Tee*fy, Ufo, Vespertine < ——–CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY!——– >  

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